In the report published today Yemen: Impunity Sanctioned, Transition Threatened FIDH outlines the violations of human rights committed during the repression of protest movement from February to December 2011. In this report, FIDH calls for the establishment of an international independent investigation commission into these facts, and warns the Yemeni authorities of the consequences of a policy of impunity based on granting immunity to those responsible for grave human rights violations, in serious breach of international law.
Protests continue in Yemen, mainly by some of the former opposition to President Saleh such as the Youth Revolution, but also by activists in the South and North of the country. Among several issues condemned by the protested, a main concern remains the immunity granted to Ali Abdullah Saleh and his allies in accordance with the terms of the GCC initiative and the law (law No.1-2012) that was consequently adopted.
While the security situation remains volatile and of great concern, particularly because of the ongoing armed clashes in several parts of the country between government forces and both islamiist groups and Houthi insurgents and salafist groups, Belhassen reminded the transitional authorities that they “will have the responsibility to restore public confidence towards the authorities and this necessarily involves ensuring the right to the truth and justice.”
Report in English:
Report on Yemen 2012
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